By Score Atlanta
Burke County 49, Wayne County 43: Burke County quarterback Keenan Parker had three touchdowns on the night including a 60-yard touchdown to Donquell Green to open the game. Green also had a 1-yard rushing touchdown. With this overtime win host Burke County is the winner of their region.
Carrollton 42, LaGrange 6: The Host Trojans rushed for 400 yards and quarterback Will Garrett accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing). Malik Sheppard led host Carrollton with 13 tackles and 117 rushing yards. LaGrange averted the shutout by scoring on the game’s last play on a 14-yard pass from Wynton Heard to Tavone Rivers.
Cedartown 41, Ridgeland 27: Host Cedartown had a huge game from running back Nick Chubb, who rushed for 305 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns. The defense did its part as Darien Hargrove returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Harrison Barnett hooked up with Israel Battle for three touchdowns.
Marist 34, Carver-Atlanta 14: Marist running back Griffin King scored first with a 1-yard touchdown run and also sealed the victory with a 5-yard touchdown run late in the fourth. Chase Martenson had a pair of 1-yard rushing touchdown runs for the host War Eagles. Joey Gogel made two field goals including a 50-yard field goal right before halftime.
Monroe Area 47, Eastside 19: The visiting Eagles were no match for Monroe Area’s Kwan Brooks, who scored three times on runs of 24, 30 and five yards. Stanton Truitt scored touchdowns of 36 and 33 yards out for the Hurricanes. Eastside’s Austin Holloway threw two touchdown passes in the loss.
Statesboro 45, Glenn Hills 18: The host Spartans took a surprising 6-0 first-quarter lead on Statesboro. The Blue Devils answered quickly with touchdown runs of 14 and six yards by Zach Grant. Michael Nordeoff had a key interception for Statesboro and the Blue Devils cruised to an easy victory.
Stockbridge 31, Upson-Lee 7: Stockbridge relied on running back Malik Bryant, who found the endzone twice tonight and carried the ball 17 times. Tyler Pritchard came up with an interception for host Stockbridge and returned it 40 yards to set up a Maetron Thomas rushing touchdown. Javon Brandon scored Stockbridge’s final touchdown on a 5-yard rush.
Stone Mountain 27, Therrell 0: The visiting Pirates ended their season on a high note with a shutout of Therrell. The Pirates built a comfortable 13-0 halftime lead, as freshman quarterback D’Vonn Gibbons threw two touchdown passes. Jahvez Mitchell, Robert Sims and Gaston Kangni each scored one touchdown for Stone Mountain.